Talk:West Midlands (county)

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Is West Midlands really a county. AFAIK the West Midlands Metropolitan county was abolished in 1986. It still appears to be a ceremonial county, but its current administrative position is as a Combined Authority. The original description of this area as a region is, I think, still more reasonable. I know the combined authority is tagged with an admin_level=6 but I dont think that this is particularly correct as it includes several unitary authroities with the same tag. SK53 (talk) 10:20, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands (county), and Worcestershire are separate "counties" in the region. The problem in England is that all these regions or counties have variable status (ceremonial, authority...) with more or less recognition. But I don't think that this page covers the other counties of the region. It's hard to understand how admisnitrative boundaries are structured and make a completely cohernet solution between oficial status, names and effective competences delegated to each level. — Verdy_p (talk) 10:44, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it really is a county. The council was abolished, but not the county. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 11:27, 29 October 2017 (UTC)